Our Publications

Newsletters
April 15, 2019
This month's newsletter includes analysis of a recently concluded export enforcement case against an Australian man for his role in sending controlled U.S. military technology to end users in Iran and an update on companies re-evaluating trade with Iran in light of the re-imposition of sweeping U.S. sanctions.
Newsletters
March 6, 2019
This month's newsletter includes a policy brief on the decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to continue the suspension of severe restrictions on Iran over its failure to adequately counter money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as links to the FATF's Public Statement announcing the decision.
Policy Briefs
February 27, 2019
At its plenary meeting in Paris last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) renewed its call for enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran, but continued to suspend more severe restrictions, or "countermeasures," against Iran for its strategic anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.
Roundtables
February 13, 2019
The United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – in part because it did not address the threat posed by Iran's missile program. Following this withdrawal, the United States has expanded trade and financial sanctions aimed at punishing Iran economically to counter a range of threats...
Newsletters
February 13, 2019
This month's newsletter includes findings from an expert roundtable discussion about how open source tools and data can support U.S. and multilateral efforts to constrain Iran's missile program, both through sanctions and an eventual agreement. The newsletter also includes official statements about INSTEX, the new EU payment channel set up to...
Newsletters
January 9, 2019
New Year's greetings from Iran Watch! This month's newsletter includes a report on the entities supporting proliferation that remain blacklisted by the U.N. and/or the EU, a spreadsheet listing the 700+ entities designated by the U.S. in November 2018 as part of the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, and more.
Newsletters
December 4, 2018
The second issue of the Iran Watch newsletter includes analysis of a federal indictment unsealed last month that details a conspiracy to illicitly procure and export to Iran U.S.-origin technology, an update on companies re-evaluating their business dealings with Iran in light of new U.S. sanctions, statements by the U.S. and France about Iran's...
International Enforcement Actions
December 4, 2018
A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran. This case details how Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri conspired with individuals and companies operating in Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran to send...
Newsletters
November 5, 2018
This issue covers the re-imposition, effective today, of broad U.S. sanctions on Iran, the response of businesses worldwide to this action, analysis of a global Iranian procurement network that used evasive techniques to obtain export controlled items, and more.
International Enforcement Actions
October 31, 2018
A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by an Iranian-born Canadian to procure such items for an Iranian firm.

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